With a lawsuite against R-71 at this time is just a delay tactic and expense tactic by the opposition. The controversy is not over the signatures or the number of signatures but rather that the signature of the signature gatherers were not included on a vast majority of the R-71 petitions.
All of the ones which I submitted did have a signature on the back of the form however. I did not get paid for gathering signatures on R-71 like everyone else. No one got paid for gathering signatures for R-71. I did notice Larry Stickney and his son got paid for their effort in coordinating this effort however.
The Washington Secretary of State demanded to have included on inititatives and referndums a section for the signature and printed name of “paid” signature gatherers.
Since there were no “paid” signature gatherers the lawsuite/litigation is a waste of time and effort but only if not for the delay and expense factor. The opposition to R-71 are spending money in an effort to get attention for their cause. This is extremely common with political maneuvering and only in that context commendable.
In other contexts this could be extremely dangerous. Publicity by the opponents could counter-swing and backfire. Attention to this matter could stimulate the R-71 base and accentuate the need to the “NO” vote supported by R-71 supporters. I would have left the issue silent instead of stirring the “hornets nest”. But as a supporting I am proud of getting the FREE PR on behalf of my opponents.
It does look like the number of signatures needed to pass R-71 (120,577) will be concluded on Monday afternoon. With 7693 left to count and 5994 left for needing to be passed that would leave a margin of 1699 which could be still rejected and thus a rejection possibility rate of 22.0851%. The average reject rate to dte is 11.86% for the other signatures which are already counted. Also, with a possibility of 54 being added because of previously being rejected due to the Signature Image being Pending due to various county images being difficulty to read by the State auditors.
The intermediate news should come on Monday for passage.
What part of the Russian submarine Kursk is not known here. “Damn the torpedoes – full speed ahead.” In this case who holds the gold and are the nuclear weapons armed. But unlike the Kursk the prayers of the various Churches will have a different type of emergency to them. How will God perceive their prayers. All civilized citizens of the world had their prayers united for the crew of the Kursk though. But this time I know that both sides will be praying for their outcome.